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コルニ Corni
"The Evolution fighter!"
XY Korrina.png
Artwork from X and Y
Gender Female
Eye color Light gray
Hair color Lemon yellow
Hometown Shalour City
Region Kalos
Relatives Gurkinn (grandfather)
Trainer class Gym Leader
Generation VI
Games X and Y, Masters EX
Leader of Shalour Gym
Badge Rumble Badge
Specializes in Fighting types
Game animation debut Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer
English voice actor Ryan Bartley[1] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Wakana Kingyo[2] (Masters EX)
Anime counterpart Korrina
Counterpart debut Mega Revelations!

Korrina (Japanese: コルニ Corni) is the Gym Leader of Shalour City's Gym, known officially as the Shalour Gym. She specializes in Fighting-type Pokémon. She gives the Rumble Badge to Trainers who defeat her. She is the only character in the games to have the Trainer class Successor (Japanese: けいしょうしゃ Successor).


In the core series

Korrina appears in Pokémon X and Y as a Gym Leader from Shalour City. Trainers who defeat Korrina will receive the Rumble Badge, along with TM98 (Power-Up Punch). According to the television show Gym Freaks and an NPC at Café Action!, she is a PR Video star. It also states that she dresses up in costumes; her magnificent legs able to shatter cave rocks into pieces using her axe-kick move.

Korrina first appears on Route 5, when one of her Lucario comes up to the player while she is doing some special training. She notes about how Lucario has taken a liking to the player's aura, then introduces herself to the player as the Shalour City Gym Leader. She then appears in Geosenge Town, where she challenges the player to a battle with her two Lucario.

After arriving in Shalour City, Korrina can be found in the Tower of Mastery with her grandfather Gurkinn, the Mega Evolution guru. Once the player wins the battle for the Mega Ring against their rival, Korrina will go to her Gym for a battle.

After battling her at the Gym, she will immediately invite the player to a rematch atop the Tower of Mastery. There, Korrina gives the player the Mega Ring. After that, the Lucario that had become close to the player temporarily joins their team, and the two have a one-on-one battle, using just their Lucario, both holding a Lucarionite. Win or lose, the player has the option of getting the Lucario that joined them for the battle.

Once the player obtains rank of Marquis/Marchioness at the Battle Chateau, Korrina and the other Gym Leaders will be able to be battled there for rematches. There, Korrina will possess the rank of Marchioness.


Pokémon X and Y

First battle

Gym battle

Mega Evolution battle

Battle Chateau

Battle Chateau - Blue Writ of Challenge

Battle Chateau - Writ of Challenge

Battle Chateau - Red Writ of Challenge

Battle Chateau - Black Writ of Challenge

Battle Chateau rematch

Battle Chateau rematch - Blue Writ of Challenge

Battle Chateau rematch - Writ of Challenge

Battle Chateau rematch - Red Writ of Challenge

Battle Chateau rematch - Black Writ of Challenge

Given away
Fighting Steel
Held item:
Bag Lucarionite Sprite.png Lucarionite
Lucario Lv.32*
Swords Dance
Normal Status
Power-Up Punch
Fighting Physical
Metal Sound
Steel Status
Bone Rush
Ground Physical

Gym Freaks

April: "Hello! It's time for Gym Freaks, your source for the hottest news about hot Gym Leaders in Kalos. So... I'm now in front of the Shalour City Gym! ... Eeek. Korrina has arrived! She's cute! So cute! The way she dresses up in costume-like clothing makes my heart go crazy! Lately, Korrina has been in the PR Video Studio! Following two years of planning and another year of shooting, her highly anticipated new PR Video is scheduled for release at the end of next year! Oh... She went inside the Gym... That's all for the on-site report. Good-bye for now, everyone."
April: "Hello! It's time for Gym Freaks, your source for the hottest news about hot Gym Leaders in Kalos. So... I'm now in front of the Shalour City Gym! ... Eeek. Korrina has arrived! She's cute! So cute! The way she dresses up in costumes make my heart beat pit-a-pat! Her legs are so magnificent that her axe-kick move can shatter cave rocks into pieces! If I were her, I wouldn't need the HM. Oh... She went inside the Gym... That's all for the on-site report. Good-bye for now, everyone."

In spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Korrina (Masters)

Korrina forms a sync pair with her Lucario in Pokémon Masters EX.


XY Korrina 2.png Korrina concept art.png
Successor artwork from
X and Y
Concept artwork from Pokémon XY


VSKorrina.png VSKorrina 2.png
VS portrait from
X and Y
VS portrait as Successor Korrina from
X and Y
Korrina XY OD.png XY Korrina Icon.png
Overworld from
X and Y
PSS icon from
X and Y


Main article: Korrina/Quotes

In the anime

Korrina in the anime

In the main series

Main article: Korrina (anime)

Korrina is a recurring character in Pokémon the Series: XY who met Ash and his friends in Mega Revelations! on their way to her hometown. The group accompanied her as she traveled to Geosenge Town to understand and master the Mega Evolution of her trusted partner Lucario. She left the group at Pomace Mountain in The Bonds of Mega Evolution!, and eventually battled Ash in a Gym battle in Showdown at the Shalour Gym!, where Ash emerged victorious. She made later appearances in Pokémon the Series: XY, and returned in Pokémon Journeys: The Series in A Festival Reunion!.

In the GOTCHA! music video

Korrina briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Korrina in Pokémon Adventures

Korrina first appears in Santalune City, where she helps X and his friends face Celosia of Team Flare to retrieve X's stolen Kangaskhanite. Using her Mega Glove, Korrina Mega Evolves her Lucario into Mega Lucario and sends it out to battle. After X retrieves the Kangaskhanite, he uses it to evolve Li'l Kanga into Mega Kangaskhan and teams up with Lucario. Together, they defeat Celosia, forcing her to retreat since she knows that she's outmatched against two Mega-Evolved Pokémon. Later, Korrina meets up with X's friends and gives Tierno a pair of Roller Skates. When X states that he doesn't think it's important to have a successor ceremony for his Mega Ring, Korrina states that she refuses to acknowledge him as a successor. She questions her grandfather's decision to give X the Mega Ring and angrily storms off.

Korrina goes back to Shalour City, where she angrily attacks her grandfather for giving X a Mega Ring and demands to know why he decided to do it. Before Gurkinn can give a proper answer, they are attacked by a Trevenant. Korrina immediately goes to battle it, but soon realizes that the attack is only a distraction to separate her from her grandfather. She looks outside to see Gurkinn being attacked by Essentia. After escaping from the Trevenant, Korrina skates down to the bottom floor to help Gurkinn. When Gurkinn realizes that Essentia is attempting to steal the tower by covering it in Trevenant's vines, he tells Korrina that they need to activate the Tower of Mastery's self destruct switch and protect the secrets of Mega Evolution. Although reluctant, Korrina agrees and helps her grandfather destroy the tower.

Afterward, the two go into hiding. After being awoken from a dream of her training days, Korrina meets Diantha, another one of the students who received a Key Stone from Gurkinn. They go and meet up with Gurkinn, only to find him being attacked by Team Flare Admin Chalmers. They defeat Chalmers and save Gurkinn with their Mega-Evolved Pokémon. Diantha decides that they should go and find the Legendary Pokémon Yveltal's cocoon form since Team Flare has already secured the tree form of Xerneas. Further on in their journey, Korrina and the others find a wild Diancie being attacked by a thief. They manage to defeat the thief with their Mega-Evolved Pokémon, but Diancie is forced to find a new home. As it thanks them and leaves, Gurkinn reveals that Diancie is capable of Mega Evolution.

Later, the group travels to the location of where Team Flare is preparing to take Xerneas's tree using a group of mind-controlled citizens from Vaniville Town. They find X and his friends there having been defeated by Celosia in an attempt to rescue the townspeople. Before Celosia can finish X off, he is saved by Korrina, Gurkinn, and Diantha, who use their Mega-Evolved team to battle Celosia and Essentia. While Gurkinn remains with X and his friends and Diantha is attacked by Malva, Korrina goes off alone to stop Celosia from taking Xerneas away to Team Flare's base. As the two battle, Korrina declares that she will not let Team Flare continue their takeover of Kalos, to which Celosia states that Team Flare has already taken it over and they just no longer need to keep their actions a secret. Korrina eventually defeats Celosia by having her Lucario throw Celosia's Aegislash at its Trainer, defeating the both of them at the same while also knocking Lucario out from exhaustion. Korrina confidently proclaims that she had won the battle, but fails to notice the Honedge lurking behind her. As she turns around, the Honedge attacks Korrina, sending her to fall onto the ground. X and his friends later find Korrina lying on the ground unconscious with the Key Stone in her Mega Glove removed.

Afterwards, Korrina was taken to a hospital in Laverre City to recuperate alongside the townspeople that were captured by Team Flare. Though her injuries weren't serious, the doctors speculated that the loss of her Key Stone would leave Korrina with some psychological trauma.

Three months after Team Flare's defeat, X was asked by Korrina to come to Shalour City to become an official Mega Evolution Successor.


Korrina's Lucario

Korrina's Mega Lucario
Riolu → Lucario ↔ Mega Lucario
Main article: Korrina's Lucario

Lucario is Korrina's only known Pokémon that she had ever since he was a Riolu. He was first seen with his Trainer in Santalune City, where he Mega Evolved into Mega Lucario to battle against Celosia of Team Flare. With his Aura, he prevented Celosia's Aegislash from controlling X and his friends' minds. Together with Kanga and Li'l Kanga, Lucario defeated Celosia, forcing her to escape.

Debut PS555

In the Pocket Monsters manga

Korrina and Lucario battling Ash and Dragonite

Korrina appears in a flashback of Ash's World Coronation Series battles in JNM10.



In the TCG

Full Art print of Korrina
Main article: Korrina (Furious Fists 95)

Korrina was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English XY Series (the Japanese XY Era). It was first released in the Japanese Rising Fist expansion before debuting in English in the Furious Fists expansion, with an illustration based on the Yusuke Ohmura artwork of the character. It was also released as a Full Art card in both expansions, with an illustration also by Yusuke Ohmura. Korrina allows the player to add both a Fighting Pokémon and an Item card from their deck to their hands before shuffling the deck.


  • Korrina's Japanese Leader title is エボリューション ファイター!.
  • Korrina is the only Kalos Gym Leader:
    • Who is battled outside their respective Gym or the Battle Chateau.
    • Who uses Mega Evolution in the games.
    • To have two pieces of VS artwork.
  • The first four moves used by Korrina's Lucario in the anime are the same four moves that the Lucario she gives to the player in X and Y knows.
  • Ash has battled Korrina more times than any other Gym Leader who is not one of his major companions.
  • Aside from Ash's traveling companions and Giovanni, Korrina is the Gym Leader who has appeared in most episodes of the anime, having appeared in a total of fourteen.


Language Name Origin
Japanese コルニ Corni From cornichon (French for gherkin), matching with her grandfather Concombre (Gurkinn) who is named after the French word for cucumber[3]
Brazilian Portuguese
Korrina Similar to her Japanese name. Also from K.O. and arena
German Connie Similar to her Japanese name
Spanish Corelia Similar to her Japanese name
French Cornélia Similar to her Japanese name
Italian Ornella Similar to her Japanese name
Korean 코르니 Corni Transcription of her Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 可爾妮 / 可尔妮 Kě'ěrní / Kě'ěrnī Transcription of her Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 可爾妮 Hóyíhnèih* Mandarin-based transcription of her Japanese name
確魯妮 Koklóuhnèih* Transcription of her Japanese name
Russian Коррина Korrina Transcription of her English name


Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 繼承者 Gaisìhngjé
Mandarin 繼承者 / 继承者 Jìchéngzhě
France Flag.png French Héritière
Germany Flag.png German Erbfolgerin
Italy Flag.png Italian Erede
South Korea Flag.png Korean 계승자 Gyeseungja
Spain Flag.png Spanish Heredera


Gym Leaders of the Kalos region
Santalune Gym Bug Badge
XY Viola Icon.png
Cyllage Gym Cliff Badge
XY Grant Icon.png
Shalour Gym Rumble Badge
XY Korrina Icon.png
Coumarine Gym Plant Badge
XY Ramos Icon.png
Lumiose Gym Voltage Badge
XY Clemont Icon.png
Laverre Gym Fairy Badge
XY Valerie Icon.png
Anistar Gym Psychic Badge
XY Olympia Icon.png
Snowbelle Gym Iceberg Badge
XY Wulfric Icon.png

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Kalos Ace DuoAce TrainerArtistArtist FamilyBackpackerBattle GirlBeautyBlack BeltBrains & Brawn
ButlerChampionChefDriverElite FourFairy Tale GirlFishermanFurisode GirlGarçonGardener
Hex ManiacHikerHoneymoonersLassLeaderLumiose Gang MemberMysterious SistersOwner
Poké FanPoké Fan FamilyPokémon BreederPokémon ProfessorPokémon RangerPokémon Trainer
PreschoolerPsychicPunk CouplePunk GirlPunk GuyRangersRising StarRoller Skater
SchoolboySchoolgirlScientistSky TrainerSuccessorSuspicious ChildSuspicious Lady
Suspicious WomanSwimmerTeam FlareTeam Flare AdminTeam Flare BossTeam Flare Grunt
Battle Chateau ranks:
By male: BaronViscountEarlMarquisDukeGrand Duke
By female: BaronessViscountessCountessMarchionessDuchessGrand Duchess
Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:
Battle ChatelaineLadyMadameMaidMonsieurRich Boy

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